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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Resources

Earth Day 2020 has been reshaped by the Covid 19 pandemic. Discover how we can still connect and celebrate the planet while practicing social distancing.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Georgetown Climate Center

logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI)

logo-MARIClimate change and sea-level rise pose unprecedented threats to communities across the world, especially the heavily-populated urban coasts. There is increasing evidence that the changes anticipated for the 21st Century will push the climate outside the range known to civilization and into a phase of much greater variability. This will challenge decision-making in all societal sectors, and it will require a new level of preparedness to mitigate the impacts and adapt to the changes.

The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) at Old Dominion University engages in research that produces the practice-relevant knowledge needed to address the challenge of climate change and sea level rise for the coastal zone. In doing so, MARI responds to the knowledge needs of a wide range of community stakeholders, including government, military, private sector, and private citizens.

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Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design was conceived as a HUD competition to respond to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the United States’ northeast region. Initiated by the US

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Resilient Design Institute

The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) creates solutions that enable buildings and communities to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, natural disasters and

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U.S. Green Building Council

logo-USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes we must continuously look over the horizon to foreseeable and unforeseeable crises and see what plans are on the table, what preparations need to be made and what assets are in place. And when these tragedies do occur, we need to deploy the resources and assistance to help communities recover smarter, greener and better.

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  • Cities Rising Summit - New World, New Justice: Finally, a path to just cities and second chances
    Date: September 22, 2020
    Location:

    Hosted by the Tom Tom Foundation

    Yes, there have been some wins: Covid-era early releases and a new spotlight on policing—but what’s next? That’s the question we’ll hope…

  • Leading with Local Action: U.S. Local Governments Contribute to Global Processes Past, Present, Future
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    September 2020 marks the 30 years since a group of emboldened mayors asserted the local contribution to global sustainability in what would come to be called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the founding of…

  • EESI Workforce Wednesdays - Growing Green Industry and Innovation
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    Register Here - https://www.eesi.org/09023020workforce#rsvp

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute

    The United States can lower domestic and global greenhouse gas emissions by supporting innovation and expanding…

  • Waynesboro Tree Workshop - Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds: Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New & Existing Clients
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    Register Online Here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DD-RUHUQp2y9gZV_K0tFA

    Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds: Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New &…

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2020 Resiliency Academy

This series of four webinars hosted by Resilient Virginia will highlight some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.

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